Horizon BCBSNJ reaches new agreement with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Horizon BCBSNJ reaches new agreement with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has reached an agreement with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (A.I. duPont). This agreement
will reinstate A.I. duPont in the Horizon Hospital Network effective August 1, 2014.

The agreement means that Horizon BCBSNJ members can again take advantage of
A.I.

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Healthcare reform updates for the week of July 28, 2014

Week of July 28, 2014

Two federal appeals courts last week issued conflicting rulings on whether Americans can receive insurance subsidies through federal exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said coverage subsidies can’t be awarded through the 36 federally facilitated exchanges and that they can flow only through the state-run marketplaces. Read the Full Article

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down a major part of The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down a major part of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the matter of Halbig v. Burwell, ruling that tax subsidies may not be issued in states that deferred to the federal government’s Health Insurance Marketplace rather than establishing state-based exchanges.

 

The three-judge panel sided with plaintiffs who argued that the strict language of the ACA barred the government from giving subsidies to people in states that chose not to establish their own exchanges. … Read the Full Article

Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptive Mandate for Some Companies

Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptive Mandate for Some Companies
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in two related cases challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage mandate.  In these cases, three closely held for-profit corporations—Hobby Lobby Stores, Mardel and Conestoga Wood Specialties—argued that they should not be required to comply with the contraceptive mandate because covering certain types of contraceptives under their health plans violates their sincere religious beliefs.… Read the Full Article

New Limits on MetLife’s SUP for Disability!

Simplified Underwriting Program (SUP) coverage limits have been increased to industry leading amounts. MetLife will now issue monthly benefits up to $6,500 for individual (IDI) coverage and up to $10,000 for Business Overhead Expense (BOE) coverage.

Imagine, your clients can obtain up to $78,000 for IDI and $120,000 for BOE with no medicals or financials.*

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